Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is the largest social housing provider in Canada and the second largest in North America. The City corporation owns and manages approximately 60,000 rental housing units in over 2,100 buildings across Toronto.

TCHC’s mandate is to provide clean, safe, secure homes in a state of good repair to low and moderate income households, including seniors, families, singles, refugees, recent immigrants to Canada and people with special needs.

In support of its mandate, TCHC engages in the following business activities:

  • Operates subsidized rental housing and provides related services
  • Develops or facilitates the development of new affordable and subsidized rental housing, including revitalization and redevelopment of TCHC lands and buildings in partnership with the City and others
  • Delivers program related services directly to tenants and supports tenant services provided through other organizations
  • Develops and operates commercial space and services in support of TCHC objectives

Read TCHC’s latest Annual Report for information on its recent service initiatives.


TCHC is incorporated under the Business Corporations Act with the City of Toronto as its sole shareholder.

A Council-approved Shareholder Direction sets out the City’s expectations and objectives for the Corporation, TCH’s mandate and responsibilities, the relationship between the TCHC and the City and other governance matters. TCHC’s operations are governed by an operating agreement with the City that is managed by Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division acting as the service manager on behalf of the City under the Housing Services Act, 2011.

TCHC’s Board of Directors (TCHC Board) supervises the management of the Corporation’s business and affairs. The TCHC Board consists of 12 members appointed by City Council. It comprises nine public members, two of whom are tenants, appointed through the City’s Public Appointments process and three City Council members, one of whom is the Mayor or Council member-designate. The Board Chair is appointed by City Council and the Vice-Chair is elected by the Board members from among its members.

Find out about opportunities to serve on the TCHC Board and its current membership.

Key Council Decisions

Date Decision
December 2018 City Council adopted CC1.1: Recalibrating City Council’s Governance System for 26 Members
May 2018 City Council adopted EX34.3: Implementing Tenants First – Creating a Seniors Housing Unit at Toronto Community Housing Corporation and Transitioning Towards a Seniors Housing and Services Entity at the City
January 2018 City Council adopted EX30.2: Implementing Tenants First – Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) Scattered Portfolio Plan and an Interim Selection Process for Tenant Directors on the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board
July 2017 City Council adopted EX26.2: Tenants First- Phase 1 Implementation Plan
July 2016 City Council adopted EX16.11: Tenants First – A Way Forward for Toronto Community Housing and Social Housing in Toronto
May 2015 City Council adopted EX5.11: Recommendations Regarding the Social Housing Waiting List
August 2014 City Council adopted EX44.6: Toronto Community Housing Corporation Amended Shareholder Direction – Toronto Community Housing Corporation Approval of Council Direction

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